Porphyry copper prospect in New South Wales, Australia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Macquarie (009pCu8002)
Group name Temora Central Group
Included sites Group includes Cullingarai, Estoril, and Mandamah deposits and Chicane, Homer, and Monza prospects.
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province New South Wales
Geographic location 147.39855, -34.2268
Geologic map unit 147.39855, -34.2268
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 436.4Ma
Age determination method Inferred from U-Pb zircon age of intrusion at Gidginbung
Age range 436.4 ±3.1 Ma
Age reference Lawrie and others (2007)
Minerals albite, actinolite, biotite, carbonate, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, hematite, K-feldspar, magnetite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks mafic to intermediate volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks of the Ordovician Narragudgil, Gidginbung, and Temora Volcanics, diorite to monzodiorite stocks, plugs, and dikes
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Silurian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Au, Ag
Trace commodities Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments 10 m at 0.33% Cu, 0.0076% Mo, 0.13 g/t Au, 0.9 g/t Ag. Location, intercept and grade from Goldminco Corp. (2010). Porphyry Cu-Au mineralization related to porphyritic monzodioritic stocks, plugs and dikes. Locally overprinted by albite-sericite-pyrite assemblage associated with Devonian orogenic gold veins.
Study area name Australia
References Goldminco Corp. (2010); Lawrie and others (2007); Perkins and others (1995)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)